His raw ability is what attracted the ‘Cats to Giguere, enough to pursue him once again, but it is his versatility that has head coach George Cortez relieved with his star non-import pass-catcher on the sidelines.
“When we started in training camp, we talked about the fact that they’d have to be able to play any spot, because we call plays based on concepts rather than numbers,? said Cortez. “If you know what’s going on within the concept, you should ultimately be able to play the spots.
“Now, that’s obviously easier said than done when you’re first starting out, but once you get to it, it gives you an amazing amount of flexibility.?
Giguere is often listed on the Ticats depth chart at the wideout spot, and still is, but will likely move inside where Fantuz often mans the slotback position. A transition that Cortez is not too concerned about.
“We have the same expectation for him [as Fantuz],? said Cortez. “Especially when we have a full week of practice for the guys that take spots, we expect them to play well. He had a good week in practice. It’s not like those guys don’t hear everything that’s said about every position.?
Coach Cortez again:
“We’ve practiced probably with two different ways to play on defence, and we’ll probably play both ways during the game, because all of those guys are going to be there.?[url=http://www.cfl.ca/article/gigueres-versatility-coming-in-handy-with-fantuz-out]http://www.cfl.ca/article/gigueres-vers ... fantuz-out[/url]